revolutionary New Richmonder news since 2021 (1RY)
The Ministry of Economic Development and Fiscal Affairs (MEDFA) has announced its first Annual Economic Plan for the period of November 2021 to November 2022.
The plan was compiled and enacted by MEDFA in accordance with the Economic Planning and Development Act of 2021, which was enacted at the August session of the Congress of People's Councils earlier this year. This plan will likely differ from succeeding plans in that it mandates the creation of the basic foundations of the New Richmonder state economy. The plan asserts that the goal of the Central People's Government is not to create a self-sufficient economy on par with that of a macronational state; rather, it is to provide relief for New Richmonders in times of struggle and to pool resources, skillsets and manpower for any small-scale economic endeavors the people wish to undertake.
In her preface to the plan, MEDFA minister Brooklyn Hewitt says that "the relationship between the New Richmonder people and the so-called macronation which engulfs their Republic is one of unbridled exploitation," citing the status of rural Appalachia as one of the most neglected and poorly developed regions within the United States of America. Comrade Brooklyn continues to state that "it is therefore apparent that the first and foremost priority of the Central People’s Government ought to be the development of a small-scale socialist economy which exists purely to benefit her people, to alleviate some of the pain we intrinsically face as unwilling subjects of the American regime."
The plan sets out several initiatives for the economic planning period:
The plan can be read in its entirety here.
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